Digital Games for X1 Question

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#1 Posted by SexyPorkins (1218 posts) -

I'm going all digital for Xbox 1 but I do have a concern that I have yet to find an answer to. MS has stated that all games will be available digitally on launch day, but they don't say at what time. Will they be available at midnight on their launch days? This is a big concern since I will be taking off work the 22nd. I will want to be able to begin playing as soon as I get home with my console right after midnight.Does anyone know?

#2 Posted by xhawk27 (7345 posts) -

You can start playing the game after 10% of the game has been downloaded.

#3 Posted by Alucard_Prime (3030 posts) -

I was wondering the same thing. Marketplace updates are usually done in the morning, so most likely we should be able to download those games as of then. Hopefully MS will take into account midnight releases as well, it would be pretty foolish of them not to have their games ready for download as they have mentioned the day 1 digital thing before, they must know people are expecting this.

#4 Posted by SexyPorkins (1218 posts) -

@Alucard_Prime: I'm hoping they will implement it. I'm going to be upset if I get home on with my console at midnight and BF4 is not available.

#5 Posted by Nintendo_Man (19634 posts) -

From the leaks of people who got it early, the content is already up but just not available to download so it should be alright considering we get it ahead of the US by 16+ hours.

#6 Posted by Alucard_Prime (3030 posts) -

Gamespot just ran a story on a guy who already received his X1 by error. According to his twitter feed, games are not yet available for download on the marketplace(Except maybe KI), but you can still view their entries and details....most are apparently in the 35-40 GB range. I hope they don't mess this up I want to go full digital on day1.

#7 Posted by thenephariouson (3953 posts) -

Yep, Its all Digital for me too,

The days of Disc Swapping are over for me : )

#8 Edited by donalbane (16362 posts) -

@SexyPorkins said:

I'm going all digital for Xbox 1 but I do have a concern that I have yet to find an answer to. MS has stated that all games will be available digitally on launch day, but they don't say at what time. Will they be available at midnight on their launch days? This is a big concern since I will be taking off work the 22nd. I will want to be able to begin playing as soon as I get home with my console right after midnight.Does anyone know?

I'm guessing midnight in Redmond (the HQ of Microsoft) time the morning of a launch. That could be incorrect, but I recall MS did that in the past. It may be local time at midnight, though... like how Steam does it usually.

And me too... after spending so much time with the PC, the idea of going back to discs and patronizing Gamestop etc. seems archaic to me. Plus, I predict bonuses for digital buys. I will miss some of the Collector's Edition loot, but maybe they will come up with a way to get the best of both worlds.

#9 Posted by sukraj (23032 posts) -

I'm not ready to go digital yet.